Events Archive

Blackgang

Soak up the sun at the Isle of Wight’s biggest nights out! Bringing summer vibes to Blackgang Chine from 20th July, expect visits from all our resident characters in...

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Ryde

Wouldn’t you love to be a racing car driver for one day? If you're aged 8 to 15 years old head to Wight Karting where the whole go karting experience is taken up to...

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Newport

Cool down with our super slip and slide! Splash and slide your way down the hill, race your friends and enjoy the adrenaline-inducing slide in the sun with Robin Hil...

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Newport

Jungle Fever strikes again this summer at Robin Hill!

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Sandown

Each year during the Christmas holidays Dinosaur Isle Museum leads a guided walk to look for fossils from the time of the dinosaurs. This year it will be at Yaverlan...

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Newport

Ditch the kids and experience Jungle Fever like never before as the park transforms from 7pm every Saturday throughout the summer.

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Free Event

Newport

The major art event on the Island returns with up to 150 artists and craft designers/makers showing visitors, from the Island and and beyond, the amazing diversity a...

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Wroxall

On Sun 12 Aug there is an exciting event at our Charity of the Year Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary - ‘A Day At The Races’. Head down for an activity-packed day with...

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Cowes Classic race winner 2010 winner

Free spectating

West Cowes

The 200-mile spectacular Cowes Classic 2019 Offshore Powerboat Race sets off from Cowes on Sunday, 25th August 2019. This classic race has long been recognised as on...

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Cowes

The Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week is all about racing traditional yachts on the water and enjoying fabulous social events ashore. Metre boats, Classic R...

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Cowes

You don’t have to be a sailor or compete in the regatta to participate in this year’s Lendy Cowes Week. – You simply need to hop on a Red Jet from Southampton and be...

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Cowes

We’re lighting up the skies!  Join us on Friday 16 August for The Red Funnel Fireworks at Cowes Week. It all takes place in Cowes Harbour at 21:30. Pack a picni...

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Sandown

Fairweather Festival is a 2-day boutique family festival held on the Isle of Wight with one goal, to make a difference. With some of the biggest artists from ar...

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TV legends Dick and Dom are hosting their own, brand new family summer festival on the Isle of Wight! 1st - 4th August 2019, Dick and Dom present...The Great Wonderf...

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Newport

Experience the exhilarating spectacle of speed and skill as four legendary knights compete for honour and glory in the Grand Medieval Joust.

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Cowes

MILLION DOLLAR BASH celebrates 50th Anniversary of the 1969 IoW ‘Bob Dylan’ Festival with a one-day event featuring an all-star bill.

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Cowes

Fan TC Con is a Pop Culture Fan Trade and Comic Convention for geeks and nerds to enjoy and embrace their passion together in one place.

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Island wide

There's lots going on this Easter on the Isle of Wight, from Easter egg hunts to plastic duck races down the River Medina, check out our guide to Easter activit...

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Osborne

It’s the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and we’re holding a most magnificent show in their honour.

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Yarmouth

Join us for daily hands on Animal Activities with the keepers, tonnes of all weather adventure fun and laughs!

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Ventnor

Immerse yourself in the world of outlaws and sheriffs as they take over Cowboy Town! Prepare for a rootin’ tootin’ good time with entertainment for all ages

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Newport | 11 Jun 2020 - 14 Jun 2020

The legendary Isle of Wight Festival returns to Seaclose Park in Newport on the beautiful Isle of Wight from 11-14 June 2020 – kicking off the British festival seaso...

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Sandown

Set against a beautiful backdrop of rolling green hills and farmland, the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival from 17-18 August 2019 is food and entertainment at its very...

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Free Event

Cowes

Contemporary paintings inspired by sailing, featuring dramatic skies, nautical and beach scenes.

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Scooter Rally 4

Ferry Offer

Ryde, Sandown

Scooterists have been descending upon the Isle of Wight since the 1950s when owning a scooter was part and parcel of being a mod along with wearing sharp suits, park...

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Price from £42.1 £32.60

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Jack Up The 80s Fancy Dress

Ferry offer

Newport

10 and 11 August 2019 Jack Up the Summer is a superb family friendly festival which continues to go from strength to strength. On the Island there's a real passion f...

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Shalfleet

Now in its 9th year, the Rhythmtree Festival, the Isle of Wight's most original, fun-filled, family-friendly festival, returns to Three Gates Farm in Shalfleet from...

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Memorial Ploughing Match Isle of Wight

free event

Shorwell

The Isle of Wight Memorial Ploughing Match, attended by almost 100 ploughmen and women, takes place at New Wolverton Farm, Shorwell on Sunday 7 April 2019, between 9...

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Cowes

The 200-mile spectacular Cowes Torquay Cowes Offshore Powerboat Race sets off from Cowes on Sunday, 25th August 2019! This classic race has long been recognised as o...

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Bembridge, East to West

If you enjoy walking in beautiful scenery and love a challenge then why not lace up your favourite boots and sign-up for this years Walk the Wight? It's organised by...

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Ryde

The Isle of Wight Pride is being staged in Ryde on Saturday 20th July 2019. Book travel from Southampton below.

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Sandown, Shanklin

Hullabaloo is back, it's bigger and better than ever and ready for 2019 from 11-12 May. Covering an area the size of a theme park, Hullabaloo will help friends and f...

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Captain Jack Shipwreck Isle Festival

Free Event

Ryde

8 July 2018 - Set on one of the Island's longest and widest beaches, the Shipwreck Isle Pirate Festival returns to Appley Beach in Ryde on Sunday 8th July 2018 - a f...

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East Cowes

Experience the spirit of a Victorian Christmas at Osborne House this 1-2 December.

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Island wide

Over the weekend of 22-23 September 2018, come and join Nipper the plastic hating crab in the Isle of Wight's biggest ever organised beach clean. The idea, which is...

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Free Event

Island wide

Over the weekend of 22-23 September 2018, come and join 'Nipper', the plastic hating crab, in the Isle of Wight's biggest ever organised beach clean. The idea is to...

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Isle of Wight Day logo with border

Free Event

Island wide

Now in its third year, the Isle of Wight Day is the Island's very own "Red Nose Day", where the entire community is encouraged to cover the Isle of Wight in celebrat...

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Chale, Island wide

The Isle of Wight Challenge is an amazing, two day walking, jogging or running adventure set in fantastic scenery, with white cliffs, sandy beaches, stunning views a...

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Bembridge

Back for its third year, the Bembridge Harbour Food Festival is from 22-23 September 2018. The festival is a must for food lovers and showcases the great food availa...

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Cowes

Young people aged 16-25 who are thinking of competing in this year’s Panerai British Classic Week (13 - 20 Jul), Cowes Classics Week (27 Jul - 2 Aug)...

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Alum Bay, Yaverland

Challenge the Wight is a unique charity trail running challenge (or walk if you prefer!) across the breadth of the Isle of Wight at night! You start at The Needles i...

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Night Rider Night Runner participants

vehicle offer

Shorwell

The 2018 Red Funnel Night Rider and Night Runner Challenge will be held after sunset on the Saturday 19h May. This family friendly charity event is for mountain bike...

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Isle of Wight Festival of Running logo

vehicle offer

Freshwater, West Wight

Are your running shoes ready for a fantastic challenge? The Isle of Wight Festival of Running takes place in West Wight between 1-2 June 2019. It promises fitness fa...

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Cycling down Military road

Ferry Offers

East Cowes, Island wide

The Isle of Wight Randonnee is a free non-competitive cycle ride established by the Wayfarers cycle touring club over 30 years ago and now run by Cycleisland Communi...

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East Cowes

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert held at East Cowes

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AFD

Free event

Newport

Armed Forces Day will be held between 1100hrs and 1700hrs on Saturday 22nd June 2019, at The Quay, (Riverside) Newport.

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ORP Blyskawica

Free event

West Cowes

The Friends of the ORP Blyskawica Society are inviting the public to help mark the anniversary of the night 4-5th May 1942 when the Polish destroyer ORP Blyskawica d...

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Red Jet 6

free event

Cowes, West Cowes

Join us on the 24th July 2018 for the Royal naming ceremony for Red Jet 7, our brand new 41m Hi-Speed passenger catamaran. We are delighted that the HRH Duchess of C...

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Calbourne

Come and meet the real Vikings in the Battle for Wolfsholm between 26-28 May 2018 at Calbourne Water Mill. See how they lived, trained, fought and died with battles...

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International Classic Car Show

Free event

Newport, Ryde

Don't miss the famous Isle of Wight Charity Classic Car show from 15-16 September 2018. Now in its 17th year, it promises to be the biggest and best ever with vehicl...

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island Con 2018

Tickets on sale

Cowes, West Cowes

After a very successful first year, the Island's very own Comic Con called Island Con is back from 20-21 October 2018 at a new home in West Cowes.

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Panerai British Classic Week logo

Save the date

Cowes

The 17th edition of the Panerai British Classic Week returns to Cowes from 14-21 July 2018. The annual regatta of British Classic Yacht Club attracts entries from al...

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rib charters

FREE admission

Cowes

Head to Cowes Yacht Haven on the weekend of 12-13 May for On the Water. Organised by the British Marine Federation, you can try out different ways to go out on the w...

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IW Cycle Fest logo

free entry

Island wide

Set on the spectacular Isle of Wight, the IW Cycle Fest is a free event which starts on Saturday 25 August and runs until 2 September 2018. 

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island-highland-gathering-bagpipes

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West Cowes

The Island Highland Gathering and Country Fayre is back, taking place on Sunday 22 July 2018. The Gathering raises money for Island Charities; Challenge and Adventur...

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Harp on Wight

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Ryde

Harp on Wight, the Isle of Wight's very own harp festival returns between 26-30 October 2018. Now in it's 5th year, Harp on Wight is back with even more concerts, le...

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classic-beers-buses-walks-pic

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Island wide

Do you love real ale, classic buses & walking? We've got the event just for you! The Isle of Wight Classic Buses, Beer & Walks Weekend (13-14 October 2018) i...

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Blackgang Chine Birthday Bash

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Blackgang

You’re invited to the ultimate party to celebrate Blackgang Chines 175th birthday throughout the Summer Holidays! Every Monday and Wednesday from the 23rd July to 29...

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Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Havenstreet, Isle of Wight, PO33 4DS

free admission

Havenstreet

Enjoy a pint of your favourite tipple as you watch the trains go! The 13th Isle of Wight Real Ale Festival is at Havenstreet Railway Station from 5-7 May 2018. FREE...

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Havenstreet

Steam down to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway from 26-28 May 2018 to see the three Ivatt locomotives in steam together on the Isle of Wight.

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Shorwell

1 - 2 September 2018 - The Wolverton Manor Garden Fair is the largest and most popular garden event on the Island. It is held in the grounds of Wolverton Manor, a be...

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The Secret Widget Fest

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Calbourne

The Secret Widget Fest rocks up at Calbourne Water Mill between 7-9 September 2018. This small family friendly blues and rock festival promises a great weekend of mu...

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Newport-Jazz-Weekend-2017

vehicle offer

Newport

The annual Isle of Wight Jazz Weekend is one of the UK's most highly regarded small jazz festivals, attracting jazz fans and top-quality musicians from all around th...

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Isle of Wight Arts Open Studios pennant

free admission

Island wide

For 11 days from 13-23 July 2018, Isle of Wight artists and crafts-people open their studios, homes or exhibit in public venues. Visitors have the opportunity to mee...

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Isle of Wight Steam Railway sunrise

tickets

Havenstreet

A celebration of all things powered by steam happens every August at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway on the Isle of Wight and this year the 43rd Island Steam Show is...

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Yachts racing around the Isle of Wight

free spectating

West Cowes, Island wide

29 June 2019 - One of the world’s largest and most famous yacht races attracts sailors of all ages and abilities from across the globe, sailing some 1700 boats which...

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Cowes

Launched at the end of 2018, SailGP is a revolutionary new global sports championship, combining cutting edge technology with awe-inspiring athleticism.

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Ferry offer

Newport

ULTIMATE SKA WARS on Friday 9th August 2019 will feature the Island’s very own Ska’d for Life going head to head with the mighty Bad Manners!

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East Cowes

Join us for a cruise aboard our vehicle ferry for "Tea on the Sea". Departing Southampton at 16:00.

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Ventnor

23-28 July 2019 Celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2019 the Ventnor Fringe is a week long festival which sees the Island's southernmost town totally transformed int...

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Ventnor

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Ventnor Fringe Logo

On sale

Ventnor

Discover new sounds on England's largest Island!Created by the award-winning team behind Ventnor Fringe, the Ventnor International Festival on 11 August 2017 is the...

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Newport

BalletWorks is a project based repertoire company providing the highest quality of dance / choreography from around the World. Their upcoming event will be based in...

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Yarmouth

Santa and two of his real reindeer will be stopping off a Tapnell Farm this Christmas (21-23 December) on their epic journey to deliver presents to boys and girls ar...

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West Cowes

Cowes Week has been part of the British sporting summer calendar since 1826 and is by some margin, the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world with 1,000 bo...

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Newport

Please note: Due to technical reasons this event has been postponed. For further information please refer to the Jack up the Weekend website. We apologise for any in...

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Wight Proms LOGO sepia with layers SQUARE

Ferry Offer

Cowes

The Wight Proms is back, and even bigger and better than last year! Since the huge success of the inaugural 'Wight Proms' in 2018, festival organisers have been...

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Cow

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Northwood

8th July 2018 - The annual Royal Isle of Wight County Show is a fantastic day out for all the family, combining entertainment and fun with the opportunity to enjoy m...

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Blackgang

From the 20th October to 3rd November Blackgang Chine host a brand-new horror event, Wicked Nights. Demolition site, The Cursed Mill will be opening its doors every...

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